Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Festivus, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Years!
This was a brand new MK7 GTI that came in for a 2 stage polish + Opti Coat Pro about 2 weeks ago. I had spoken to this client previously regarding his MK6 GTI but that never ended up coming to fruition. There was a bit of a delay with getting it in to the shop as a few things had to be ironed out with the dealership but in it finally came.
Wheels are always first
Even the wheel wells too
Starting the car wash
Two Bucket Method always, dirt rinsed off the mitt before going into the soap bucket
Claybarring the paint with the Nano Skin Mitt
Rubber trim masked off
Paint measured and no signs of a repaint
Some areas were bad others weren't so bad but regardless we wanted to get the paint as perfect as safely possible so that the owner could have a nice delivery experience from us and the car be in the shape it was supposed to be in.
Here are the befores and afters
One of the rougher panels
Unmasking the rubber trims
Cleaning out the polishing dust
And using a tooth pick to clean out the polish residue
Removing the swirls is important but cleaning up the left overs is just as equally important too!
Now with everything cleaned up the finishing touches were next.
Dressing the tires
Cleaning the windows
Wiping the exhaust with 0000 steel wool
And finally applying first the Opti Coat Primer
The star of the show
I didn't get to many after pics as there was still a 40% chance of rain so I quickly took it out for a few pics then tucked it away for delivery.
No sun out but I did my best to capture the glossiness in the car. It's nice to see your work can still shine on a cloudy day lol!
This is my favorite pic out of the bunch
And the last pic
Hope everyone had a good 2014 and all the best in 2015!